The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

CSSA VOL.69 MAY-JUNE, 1997 No.3
More-successful stonecrop cultivationRay Stephenson
Echinomastus in the Trans-Pecos region of TexasGerald R. Raun
New chrisogenic species of Conophytum N.E.Br. from the RichtersveldSteven Hammer
Succulents of Dhofar, the land of frankincenseNora Martinez
Valley View Succulent NotesGerald S. Barad
Euphorbia pteroneura Berger: a succulent Mexican spurgeMiguel J. Cházaro &
Burl L. Mostul
Spotlight on Round RobinsBraden Engelke &
Rita Fleischmann
Aloe lindenii, a new species from SomaliaJ. J. Lavranos
Cacti & Succulents for the AmateurDuke Benadom
Brachystelma albipilosum, a new dwarf species from ZimbabweRalph Peckover
How fast can a saguaro reach maturity?Mark A. Dimmitt
This bud's for you - a fantasyNathan Walpow
Letters to the Editor
Cover illustration: One of the most distinctive and appealing things about succulents is their conspicuous symmetry compared to conventional shrubs and trees. When a plant becomes reduced in the number of its parts and those parts become thicker and thus more prominent, a strong element of design becomes apparent, as seen in our photo of Agave shawii growing at Torrey Pines National Park, California - the radiating leaves form a stiff silhouette, while the marginal teeth (reddened by sunlight and drought) resemble cogs in some fiendish machine. Lindsey Martin, who provided the desert scene on the cover of the last issue, has here created a contrasting but inspired work of art.

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